Scanning single frames of 8mm film on a desktop scanner should give very poor results when compared to DSLR or 35mm cameras. The movie frame is about 1/7th the size of a 35mm frame. Therefore, if we can make a good 11x14 inch print from a DSLR or 35mm film camera, we might get an equally good 1.5x2 inch print from 8mm film. Scanning the film on a desktop scanner should further degrade the image. Most point-and-shoot digital cameras should do much better than this. We perceive the image of a 8mm movie as being better than the still image of a single frame due to our brain integrating several images of the movie for apparent higher quality.